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Eir fate among them Conway a talented British consul But on landing they are unexpectedly conducted to a remote valley a legendary paradise of peace and beauty known as Shangri La Have they been kidna During British colonial daysfour westerners are on their way to Peshawar in an aircraft when their pilot takes them to the mountains of Tibetwhere the aircraft crashesThey are rescued and taken to a lamaseryIt does have some beautiful writingwhen describing the mountain scenery For a whileI remained fairly interested to know why the four people were brought to Shangri Laand were being held thereagainst their willBut when the mystery was revealedit felt like an anti climax It also took away the rather favourable impression of the book I had till thenAs a fantasyit didn t appeal to menor as a vision of utopia T

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Lost Horizon

The gripping adventure that invented the mystery of Shangri LaFlying out of India a light aircraft is hi jacked and flown into the high Tibetan Himalayas The few passengers on board anxiously await th The last time I loved a book as much as I loved this one was when I read Dune Even though Dune is considered one of the masterworks of science fiction I m not really a sci fi kind of girl per se I just love places that are so well imagined by the author that you can t believe they re not real SOMEWHERE Lost Horizon presents Shangri La as such a place More personally though I read this book at the precise right moment in my life Conway the main character has a sort of dispassionate detachment from life as a result of having fought in WWI the story takes place right after the stock market crash and has subseuen

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Pped Can they escape And do they even want toFrom the author of Goodbye Mr Chips this is the epic adventure story of literature's most entrancing utopia and one of our most enduring literary mysteries For the life of me I have no idea why anyone dearly loves this book The narrative is plodding the characters boring and unsympathetic and the ending don t get me started on the ending This was a book club selection that I was actually excited about since its setting is the mystical Shangri La I thought it would be an Indiana Jones esue action and adventure in an exotic Asian setting What I got instead was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Boring Tibetans There s no action all they do is prattle on about how perfect existence in Shangri La is so perfect in fact it s painfully boring to read about The discu


10 thoughts on “Lost Horizon

  1. says:

    Skyjacked Unheard of in the early 1930's yet it did happen to four passengers in Afghanistan during a civil conflict there sounds sadly familiar A mad Asian pilot with a gun does flying east into the tallest mountains in the world The aircraft goes above around and hopefully not through them a spectacular view for those with the guts to look beautiful the Himalayas and frightening too Tibet an almost unknown country with few visitors who

  2. says:

    In 1931 four people including Glory Conway escape the political unrest in Baskul China by boarding a plane bound for Peshawar The plane however much to their dismay has been hijacked and eventually crash lands deep in the far reache

  3. says:

    The last time I loved a book as much as I loved this one was when I read Dune Even though Dune is considered one

  4. says:

    This is a fun read They did a pretty good job with the film Given that Hilton was a major screenwriter that makes sense It is very Victorian in its feel a sort of Kipling esue yarn in which depression era westerners find themselves in a version of paradise The place is rather communistic with elements of free love that no doubt raised some eyebrows when it was published On the other hand the place is run by a Belgian cleric On the other h

  5. says:

    I hummed Lara’s Theme while reading most of Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago a couple of years back Similarly the first two lines of this Burt Bacharach composition was inside my ears while reading this book♪♫♪ Have you ever dreamed of a placeFar away from it allWhere the air you breathe is soft and cleanAnd children play

  6. says:

    During British colonial daysfour westerners are on their way to Peshawar in an aircraft when their pilot takes them to the mountains of Tibetwh

  7. says:

    For the life of me I have no idea why anyone dearly loves this book The narrative is plodding the characters boring and unsympathetic and the

  8. says:

    Like some other books this is one that I read only because it was picked as a common read in one of my Goodreads groups While I'd heard of it before it had never struck me as something I wanted to read In some cases books I

  9. says:

    Lost Horizons is a very silly dumb book but charming and fun for all thatIt's racist and sexist in that casual and unmalicious way that you see in like Mad Men The hard mocking sex thirsty voices of women are men

  10. says:

    It wasn't until I finished the story and read the Afterword that I realized that this book was written by the same guy who wrote Goodbye Mr Chips another story I had pretty much put out of my mind Much I think like